Leighton House Museum, as it is known today, is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) situated in Holland Park Road, London. It is a unique purpose-built studio-house which is now open to the public. It contains a fascinating collection of paintings and sculptures by Lord Leighton and his contemporaries.(…)
On 2nd April I performed a lunchtime song recital with pianist James Baillieu at Wigmore Hall, London. The recital was presented by the Young Classical Artists Trust.
Young Classical Artist Trust Kathryn Rudge Biopic made with generous support from the Foyle Foundation. See full profile here: http://ycat.co.uk/artist/kathryn-rudge
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It was great to perform as guest soloist with the Fron Male Voice Choir in their final concert of 2012. It took place at The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme and it was great fun performing with an audience ’in the round!’ An evening full of twirling and singing our favourite Christmas tunes!
This month marks the 59th anniversary of the death of the great singer Kathleen Ferrier. This year is also her Centenary year and events continue to take place across the country as the Life and Music of Kathleen Ferrier is celebrated throughout 2012. This month a number of Centenary events take place in Blackburn, where Kathleen grew up. Here(…)
I am currently in rehearsals at Glyndebourne for their forthcoming Tour of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Glyndebourne is so beautiful and I have loved taking a few shots while I have been on my breaks from rehearsal.
In May/June 2012 I was invited to join Noah Stewart on his first UK tour. Noah is from Harlem New York and released his debut album ‘Noah’ on Decca Records in June 2012. Pianist James Baillieu performed with us, and the tour venues included the Sage Gateshead, Birmingham Adrian Boult Hall, The Stables Milton Keynes (where Dame Cleo Laine(…)
I had been invited by Ian Turnbull, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Willowbrook, to visit the Hospice a month or so before the service and was very kindly given a tour of the facilities by Ian and Lady Kirsty Pilkinton (Chairman of the Council of Management). I learned a great deal about the beginnings of the(…)